Welcome to the forum Bud. Sorry for the slow response. This was in the Round Table sub-forum which is moderated.
So should I start eating only rabbit food?
Focus on the 2 things you can control:
1) Getting strong on the basic, compound movements.
2) Forming an eating plan that contains a reasonable amount of protein.
Given your height and weight I would say you could easily lose weight on 2500 calories per day. I would start around there, eating 200-250 grams of protein per day, and breaking up the rest between fats and carbs. Eat mostly healthy, but leave a few calories here or there for those craving moments.
After the third week assess how your eating plan is going, and make calorie adjustments from there.